Art. 2357 Satisfaction of Obligation After Termination of Regime

Art. 2357.  Satisfaction of obligation after termination of regime

An obligation incurred by a spouse before or during the community property regime may be satisfied after termination of the regime from the property of the former community and from the separate property of the spouse who incurred the obligation.  The same rule applies to an obligation for attorney’s fees and costs in an action for divorce incurred by a spouse between the date the petition for divorce was filed and the date of the judgment of divorce that terminates the community regime.

If a spouse disposes of property of the former community for a purpose other than the satisfaction of community obligations, he is liable for all obligations incurred by the other spouse up to the value of that community property.

A spouse may by written act assume responsibility for one-half of each community obligation incurred by the other spouse.  In such case, the assuming spouse may dispose of community property without incurring further responsibility for the obligations incurred by the other spouse.

Acts 1979, No. 709, §1; Acts 1990, No. 1009, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1991.

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